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Best Movies & Shows on Netflix (August 6-7, 2022)

With early August, the dog days of summer are officially here when heat waves and thunderstorms keep crowds indoors. Fortunately, Netflix has introduced many new movies and TV series, and has added popular licensed programs to its extensive streaming library to start the month in style. And CBR is here with recommendations on exactly what audiences should be consuming this weekend to stay entertained while staying cool.


Here are the biggest and best TV shows and movies available to stream on Netflix for the first week of August 2022. From the highly-anticipated premiere of an acclaimed comic book adaptation to the cinematic sequel to a popular animated series, there’s plenty to catch on Netflix this weekend.

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The Sandman makes his long-awaited debut

After years of being stuck in development hell across different media, the seminal comic series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg is being adapted for the big screen on Netflix. The series follows Morpheus, the lord of dreams, who emerges from a long imprisonment and attempts to rebuild his kingdom. And while Morpheus was being held captive, horrifying nightmares and dark conspiracies have escaped the dreams into the real world, leaving it up to Morpheus to track them down.


The Sandman features an all-star cast, with Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as his sister Death, and Mason Alexander Park as her scheming sibling Desire. Remarkably, the adaptation stars Gaiman as series writer and executive producer, helping to bring his comic book story to the big screen for a new generation. For longtime comic fans and adventure seekers The Sandman For the first time, the Netflix adaptation is ready to invite audiences to dream.

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A very different Constantine appears on Netflix

The Sandman features his own iteration of DC occultist John Constantine, with Jenna Coleman playing Johanna Constantine and her ancestors in the series. For a different take, the 2005 supernatural horror film constantine was added to Netflix this week. Starring Keanu Reeves as the paranormal expert, the film has earned its fair share of fans while giving the comic book character a decidedly unique twist.

After meeting Detective Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz), Constantine learns that Lucifer’s son Mammon is plotting to unleash Hell on Earth. With Angela being attacked by demons for her latent psychic abilities, Constantine must face the forces of heaven and hell if he hopes to save humanity from final judgment. A solid action horror film that admittedly takes some liberties with its comic book source material, constantine is a real thrill, led by Reeves in the title role.

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is getting its sequel

It’s been two years Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the bold animated series reinventing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, has aired its final episode. The story continues with the original Netflix animated film, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, which just premiered on the streaming service. With the original voiceover reassembled, the feature film pulls out all the stops as the Ninja Turtles face the greatest threat they have ever faced.


Two years after the series finale, which culminated in the defeat of the villain Shredder, the Ninja Turtles encounter a time traveler from the future who warns them of an imminent danger. When Leonardo learns of the alien enemy Krang, he must step up and lead his brothers in a fight for the fate of Earth. With high-flying martial arts action and the Ninja Turtles reuniting for a cinematic adventure, the world of is great to have Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the back.

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The Original Spider-Man Trilogy is coming to Netflix

Viewers saw all three of the live-action Spider-Men at the cinema swinging together to save the day last year Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Marvel Cinematic Universe film marked Tobey Maguire’s first appearance as Peter Parker since 2007 Spider-Man 3, along with fellow Spider-Men Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland. And now the audience can see all of Maguire Spiderman Movies together, with the Sam Raimi-led trilogy available to stream now on Netflix.

2002 Spiderman introduced Maguire in the legendary superhero role, while Peter draws his powers from a genetically engineered spider bite before confronting the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). 2004 Spiderman 2 saw Peter struggle with the personal sacrifices that came with his superhero double life while a new supervillain threatened Manhattan in Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina). Maguire’s initial tenure as Spider-Man ends with Spider-Man 3with Peter battling three different supervillains while his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) is questioned.

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Men in Black Reports for Duty on Netflix

Spider-Man isn’t the only trilogy coming to Netflix with the original men in black Trilogy now available to stream on the digital platform. Starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as secret alien watchdog agents Agents J and K, the films adapt the comic book series by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers. One of Smith and Jones’ most beloved projects, the original trilogy blends buddy cop comedy with sci-fi action.

In the 1997 film, New York police detective James Darrell Edwards is recruited into the MIB and works with Agent K when an alien criminal threatens New York. The 2002 sequel reverses the dynamic by bringing agent JK out of retirement when an enemy from the veteran agent’s past resurfaces. 2012 men in black 3 sends J on a time-wasting adventure to team up with a younger K when a time-traveling alien threatens to change history.

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